Understanding democracy

Regarding the July 19 editorial, "Democracy demands participation," this is true, but incomplete. Democracy is the "divide and conquer" strategy of America's elite.
I have never quite understood why so many newspaper editors extol democracy rather than the concept of republicanism. Article IV, section 4 of the Constitution reads: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a republican form of government."
And the Federalist Papers uniformly denigrate de...

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